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Presider: Pastor James
Congregational Prayer: Elder Bill
Sermon: Pastor James

Call to Worship

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
— 1 Thess. 5:16-18

Hymn of Adoration

"Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” — Trinity Hymnal 715

Responsive Reading

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

— Rom. 1:18-25

Hymn of Assurance

“Alas! And Did  My Savior Bleed” — Trinity Hymnal 254

Children's Catechism

Q25. In the covenant of life, what did God require Adam to do?
A.
To obey God perfectly
Q26. What did God promise in the covenant of life?
A.
To reward Adam with life if he obeyed God perfectly.

Scripture Reading & Sermon

Ruth 2:17-23, “No Longer Bitter” — Pastor James

Hymn of Gratitude

“What'er My God Ordains is Right" — Trinity Hymnal 108

Doxology